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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Easter Garden Posy - Wednesday 25th March 2015

Hello Friends,

Hoping all are well?!

Today's creation was made for this month's Art with Heart challenge, from Eileen Hull. The challenge this month ' go green' - is to use green in our projects. I am also making this for this week's Sunday Stampers Challenge, set by Hels Sheridan, which is to use flowers whatever we make.

I have listed the dies and stamps used at the end of the post, but my watering can posy holder, is made  using Eileen Hull's Watering Can die from Sizzix:

 I die cut the watering can using thick card saved from packaging and I gave it a coat of gesso, followed by a coat of brushed pewter distress stain and finally a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in ''original'. I then lightly sanded all over to show some of the metallic through and used a mixture of wild honey and mowed lawn distress paint along all the edges. I wanted it to have a shabby, 'used' finished look.

I stamped the leaves and hen (on both sides of the watering can and on the sides) and coloured them with promarkers. Finally I added some additional mowed lawn along the base.

I die cut the flowers on white card and coloured each layer with a  sunflower promarker, then I inked the petals and edges with a mixture of distress inks: mustard seed, wild honey, rusty hinge. I coloured the centre of the flowers with  a shale pro marker. 

To finish the flowers and allow them to stand freely, I made stems using double folded rusty wire bound with  green washi tape and then I used a glue gun to fix them to the back of the flower.

I also die cut some leaves  on script paper and inked them with a mixture of mowed lawn and shabby shutters green distress inks, wit a touch of rusty hinge along the edges.

Having die cut the sign, I stamped 'Happy Easter' and added  green gingham ribbon, a button and twine. I was pleased with the finished project, which is very sturdy as the cardboard was quite thick, there is room inside for some sweets or Easter treats.

 The watering can die was a birthday present and I am really pleased with always Eileen's dies are brilliant.

Dies used:  Sizzix Watering Can by Eileen Hull*
                   Sizzix  Marguerite flower by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
                   Sizzix Leaf die
                   Sizzix Plant Markers by Eileen Hull*

*These were both birthday presents so first time in use!

Stamps: Hen and Happy Easter from Easter set by Inky Doodles
              Script flowers and leaves from 'Gratitude' set by Wow!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I read and appreciate them all!

Challenges entered with this project:

Art with Heart: Go Green

Sunday Stampers weekly challenge: Flowers

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Fabulous 3D project Carole, and nice to see you bringing your "family" into play. Looks super. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Morning Carole,
    A stunning project, love it.

  3. Brilliant project Carol,
    Love, love, love it. Your flowers are so real looking.
    Patricia x

  4. Amazing Carole! Love how you decorated the watering can and your flowers are absolutely amazing! Vibrant colours and so much dimension, brilliant project for spring! hugs :)

  5. Hi Carole this is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie

  6. Carole, this is a brilliant 3D project it's fabulous. I love that jug and those flowers. Hazel x

  7. Oh wow Carole, your watering can is fabulous!! I don't have the die but it looks like one I might need. I love how you decorated it, the chicken is perfect and your flowers are absolutely stunning! Can you tell I love it!

    Thanks so much for joining in Eileen's Go Green challenge, it is always lovely to see you there. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. As always Carole you blow me away with your creativity. What a fabulous birthday gift..someone knows you really well. I just can't stop looking at the flowers!! They are stunning. Cx

  9. Such s fabulous 3d project and just love the watering can die your flowers and leaves are fabulous


  10. OH I missed this one...I love it the shape is wonderful!

  11. What a fabulous watering can, love the details. Thanks for joining us on at Art with Heart Challenge.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous garden posy, the watering can looks absolutely fantastic and this has a real homespun feel to it, love it. Your flowers are so bright and cheery. Thanks so much for joining in with the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

  13. Absolutely loving the water can with the scrumptious flowers. Such an original creation for Easter.
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  14. What a stunning piece for spring! Great project! Thank you so much for joining us at Art with Heart!

  15. Love your Easter watering can Carole, so bright & cheerful. Lovely flowers too.
    Amy x

  16. Love your Easter watering can Carole, so bright & cheerful. Lovely flowers too.
    Amy x